Very, Very, Tremendously
Found footage and 3d animation, 12mins 12s, 2021
Drawing on the threads of Virtual Currency and Digital Junk, Very, Very, Tremendously seeks to discuss how the acts of production and consumption from the virtual world interact systematically with reality, whilst also mirrors how the 'two realities' coexist in geopolitical conflict. The virtual, as a potential to be realized in the actual, is becoming a reality. Our attention is seized unawares towards being present and leads to generating an alternative reality. Behind the decentralized monetary system are centralized mining farms. The virtual objects that vanished out of the air in video games also, to an extent, shift our anxiety regarding the increasingly squeezed space of reality.
A section of the animation features 3D junk from the American video game Battlefield 4 (2013), which was banned for its content in mainland China. A statement was taken from an unannounced video statement Trump made at the White House on the 2nd of December 2020 at 4 pm and claimed: "may be the most important speech I've ever made".
Collected and animated by Guangli Liu
Original soundtrack by Haiying Gao and Bai Li
Sound editing: Haiying Gao
Image editing: Guangli Liu, Huimin Wu
Assistant: Zirui Chen
Special thanks to Hao Long, Xing Xiao, Xiyue Hu
Video Format: Digital Betacam
Software used: Cinema 4D, Unity 3D
Animation techniques: 3D Computer
Screening format: ProRes422, MP4
FHD 1920×1080, 24fps
Single-channel video, colour, sound, found footage, 3D animation